MARSHALL — The Jasper Junior Boys made a run to the finals of the Marshall Junior High Tournament last only to fall 41-36 in the championship game to the Clinton Junior Yellowjackets.
Jasper fell behind 6-2 after one quarter of play before taking a 15-13 lead into halftime and led 25=23 after three quarters. But then Clinton outscored Jasper 18-11 in the fourth.
Jayce Rylee led Jasper with 12 points while Grady Hankins tallied 10, Jase Willis scored six while Tate Smith and Aaron Thomas each added four.
The the semifinals, the Junior Pirates ran away from the Marshall Junior Bobcats 36-22
Jasper held a slim 4-3 lead after quarter and led 12-9 at the half before blowing the game open with a 16-5 run in the third to take a 28-14 advantage into the final stanza.